Our Athletes

Valarie Allman
Event: Discus
DOB: February 23rd, 1995
Residence: Stanford, CA
Career highlights: seven-time All-American at Standford University; two-time US national champion (2018 and 2019); competed at the 2017 IAAF World Championships; secured the bronze medal at the US outdoor championships in 2017; holds the fifth-farthest throw by an American woman (67.15m).

2019 World Championships result: placed seventh (61.82m/202' 10").
 
 
Gwen Berry
Event: Hammer Throw
DOB: June 29th, 1989 
Residence: St. Louis, MO 
Career highlights: 2016 Rio Olympian; three-time indoor national champion (2013, 2014 and 2016); won the gold medal at the 2017 US outdoor national championships; holds the fifth-farthest throw all-time (77.78m).
2019 World Championships result: advanced to the final, but did not execute a fair throw (no mark).
 
 
Erica Bougard
Event: Heptathlon
DOB: July 23rd, 1993
Residence: Chula Vista, CA
Career highlights: two-time US outdoor national champion (2018 and 2019); secured the silver medal at the 2017 US outdoor national championships; three-time US outdoor championships bronze medalist (2013, 2014 and 2015); two-time US indoor champion (pentathlon, 2017 and 2018; 2013 NCAA Indoor pentathlon champion at Mississippi State.

2019 World Championships result: placed fourth (6470 points).
 
 
Michelle Carter
Event: Shot Put
DOB: October 12th, 1985
Residence: Grand Prairie, TX
Career highlights: 2016 Olympic champion; three-time Olympian (2008, 2012 and 2016); holds the American record for longest throw (20.63m); her father, Mike Carter, secured silver for Team USA in the men’s shot put at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and played football for the San Francisco 49ers from 1984-1992.

2019 World Championships result: placed ninth (18.41m/60' 4 3/4").
 
 
Will Claye
Event: Triple Jump
DOB: June 13th, 1991
Residence: San Diego, CA 
Career highlights: two-time Olympian (2012 and 2016) and three-time Olympic medalist; secured the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games; took the bronze medal in the long jump and the silver medal in the triple jump at the 2012 London Olympic Games; in 2012, he became the first man since 1936 and the first American since 1904 to win Olympic medals in both the long and triple jumps.
2019 World Championships result: secured the silver medal (17.74m/58' 2 1/2").


 
 
 
Nadia Eke
Event: Triple Jump (Injured)
DOB: January 11th, 1993
Residence: New York, NY
Career highlights: holder of the Ghanaian national triple jump record with a jump of 14.33m (+0.8), set in 2019; 2017 IAAD World Indoor Tour runner-up in the triple jump; secured the silver medal at the 2014 African Championships; graduated from Columbia University in 2015 where she competed for the Lions’ track teams.
 
 
Tori Franklin
Event: Triple Jump
DOB: October 7th, 1992
Residence: Oak Park, IL
Career highlights: current American record holder (14.84m); represented Team USA at the 2018 Indoor and 2017 Outdoor World Championships; back-to-back gold medalist at the 2017 and 2018 US indoor championships; back-to-back silver medalist at the 2017 and 2018 US outdoor championships; graduate of Michigan State University.
2019 World Championships result: placed ninth (14.08m/46' 2 1/2").
 
 
Roberta Groner
Event: Marathon
DOB: January 4th, 1978
Residence: Ledgewood, NJ
Career highlights: silver medalist at the at the 2017 US Marathon Championships (2:30.38); placed 16th at the 2017 Boston Marathon; third American woman to break 2:30 minutes for the marathon after turning 40; full-time nurse and mother of three.

2019 World Championships result: placed sixth (2:38:44).
 
 
Joe Kovacs
Event: Shot Put
DOB: June 28th, 1989
Residence: Powell, OH
Career highlights: 2016 Rio Olympic Games silver medalist; 2015 world champion; secured the silver medal at the 2017 World Championships; back-to-back national champion (2014 and 2015); graduated from Penn State University in 2011.
2019 World Championships result: won the gold medal (22.91m/75' 2").
 
 
Sam Mattis
Event: Discus
DOB: March 19th, 1994
Residence: Highland Park, NJ
Career highlights: 2019 US outdoor nationals champion; secured four consecutive Ivy League Championship titles at the University of Pennsylvania; 2015 NCAA National Champion; holder of the American Collegiate record in the discus.

2019 World Championships result: placed 11th  (63.42m/208' 1").
 
 
Conor McCullough
Event: Hammer Throw
DOB: January 31st, 1991
Residence: Canoga Park, CA
Career highlights: 2016 Rio Olympian (placed 16th); 2019 US outdoor nationals champion - his winning throw (78.14m) bumped him to eighth on the all-time US performer list; 2018 US indoor national champion.

2019 World Championships result: placed eighth in his qualifying group, but did not advance to the final (74.88m/245' 8").
 
 
Aisha Praught-Leer
Event: 1500m
DOB: December 14th, 1989
Residence: Boulder, CO
Career highlights: 2016 Rio Olympian (placed 14th in the 3000m steeplechase); holder of the Jamacian 5000m record; placed sixth at the 2018 World Indoor Championships (4:12.86); gold medalist in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

2019 World Championships result: placed seventh in her heat (4:09.81), but did not advance to the final.
  
 
Deanna Price
Event: Hammer Throw
DOB: June 6th, 1993
Residence: Saint Charles, MO
Career highlights: 2016 Rio Olympian (placed 8th); American record holder; two-time US national outdoor champion (2018 and 2019); 2018 US indoor champion (weight throw).

2019 World Championships result: won the gold medal (77.54m/254' 4").
 
 
Rachel Seaman
Event: 20K Race Walk
DOB: January 14th, 1986
Residence: Imperial Beach, CA
Career highlights: eight-time Canadian national champion; competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games; met her husband, American race walker and coach, Tim Seaman at the 2006 IAAF World Race Walking Cup.

2019 World Championships result: placed 34th (1:45:40).
 
 
Michael Shuey
Event: Javelin
DOB: February 2nd, 1994
Residence: Chula Vista, CA
Career highlights: 2019 US outdoor national champion; two-time NCAA Big Ten champion at Penn State University; two-time NCAA Big Ten First Team at Penn State University; graduated from Penn State University in 2017.
2019 World Championships result: placed 11th in his qualifying group (80.53m/264' 2"), but failed to advance to the final.
 
  
Jeneva Stevens
Event: Shot Put (Alternate)
DOB: October 28th, 1989
Residence: Oxford, MS
Career highlights: placed fourth in the shot put at the 2019 US outdoor national championships; placed fifth in the indoor weight throw at the 2019 US indoor national championships; placed third in the shot put at the 2018 US indoor national championships; finished eighth in the shot put at the 2018 World Indoor Championships; seven-time NCAA All-American at Southern Illinois University.
 
 
Devon Williams
Event: Decathlon
DOB: January 17th, 1994
Residence: Athens, GA
Career highlights: 2019 US outdoor nationals champion; placed seventh at the 2017 IAAF World Championships; took third in the heptathlon at the 2018 US indoor national championships; placed fifth in the 2016 US Olympic Trials.
2019 World Championships result: DNF.
  
 
Kara Winger
Event: Javelin
DOB: April 10th, 1986
Residence: Colorado Springs, CO
Career highlights: three-time Olympian (2008, 2012 and 2016); eight-time national champion (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018); American record holder; gold medalist at the 2019 Pan American Games.

2019 World Championships result: placed fifth (63.23m/207' 5").
 
Rudy Winkler
Event: Hammer Throw
DOB: December 6th, 1994
Residence: Averill Park, NY
Career highlights: 2016 Rio Olympian (placed 18th); three-time NCAA First Team All-American at Cornell; two-time national champion; competed at the 2017 World Championships (placed 16th).

2019 World Championships result: placed 11th (75.20m/246' 9").